Community Relationships in Wythenshawe

This is a Project funded by AWARDS FOR ALL lottery funding.  It is a series of films made in the Wythenshawe Community involving people with learning disabilities, mixed abilities young and older people.  The journey we all experienced making these films during 2019/2020 has been a joy for our Mixed Ability Groups to have been involved in

We made this Community Film in Wythenshawe in the Sharston area.  We worked collaboratively with South Neighbourhood Team which is part of Manchester City Council.

We staged this Play called THE DAY CENTRE in front of young and elderly people in the Wythenshawe Community.  Working in collaboration with the organisation Stepping Stones Across the Spectrum, this film was filmed at the Bury Met Theatre in front of 250 people, with a cast of 20 adults with Downs, Autism Cerebral Palsy and Aspergers.

Clare Cooper from Community Media Crew made this film, shooting on an iPad and editing it her self.  Working with Volunteer Doug Wilson they interviewed people from Wythenshawe community projects and captured Sir Richard Leese speaking.  We made this film in collaboration with South Neighbourhood Team at Manchester City Council.

Clare Cooper from Community Media Crew made this film, shooting on an iPad and editing it her self.  Working with Volunteer Doug Wilson they interviewed people from Wythenshawe community projects and local Wythenshawe Volunteers.    

We were asked to make a film to help a Community Group show their work to the Lottery Community Fund.  We wish them well with their Bid.  Our groups met to look at footage and to decide on the Final Edit.

Out take on BREXIT as it went on and on in 2019.  The Community Media Crew members decided to make this Film after a Steering Group meeting, starring actors we work with and some of our Volunteers.

Using comedy satire, the group decided to re-visit the political past.  Volunteer Doug Wilson plays Teresa May.  Filmed and edited by Clare Cooper.

Kyle Oscar acts as Presenter with actors Ben Singh, Josh Holden, Darren Cooper.

Hugh Keane is a superb Actor and Presenter, he speaks with passion and compassion.

We made this Community Film in Wythenshawe working alongside Community Champion Marie Greenhalgh who runs Wythenshawe Good Neighbours.  The film features young people getting a chance to act in a film, elderly and Clare Cooper one of our Community Media Crew film makers / Actors.

We made this Community Film in Wythenshawe working local school Haveley Hey, The Addy Young Peoples Centre. We interviewed the Executive Director for Housing from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, Volunteers we work with in Wythenshawe

Our Clare Cooper became a film maker as well as an Actor and was passionate about making this film with her iPad and she edited it on her 'phone.  Managing to capture past buildings in Wythenshawe and her fond memories.

A short comedy film with Dominic Bennett and Hugh Keane.  The Actors wanted to make this film after a Steering Group meeting.

The Community Media Crew members decided to make this Film after a Steering Group meeting, starring actors we work with and some of our Volunteers.

The Community Media Crew members decided to make this Film after Dominic Bennetts creation of 'House of Weasels'.

When we worked in a smaller room than usual the group decided to make a spoof on fashion.   Using improvisation the short film came together.

Dennis Lewis has always been fascinated  with the Army.  He leads his fellow actors on a March.

The Community Media Crew members decided to make this Film after a Steering Group meeting, starring actors we work with and some of our Volunteers.